Berkeley Ideas Festival is just 6 weeks away; marriage equality pioneers Sandy Stier and Kris Perry will be there

This year’s Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2014 is just six weeks away. Happening in downtown Berkeley on Friday Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25, the Bay Area’s only ideas festival promises to be one of the most memorable events of the fall.  Buy your tickets now and take advantage of the special early bird rate! Berkeleyside created and produces Uncharted, and we […]

Photo Gallery: Uncharted 2014 — a festival fit for Berkeley

How do you sum up the essence of a two-day festival of ideas like Uncharted? Festivalgoers were exposed to, and engaged in, such a wide range of conversations, covering the gamut from robotics to food movements, from aging to cloning, from technology to language, and from race to equality… that capturing the spirit of the […]

Uncharted Ideas: Do something different this weekend

The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is this weekend’s hottest ticket. We’re expecting a host of surprises at this week’s Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas. The festival is on Friday and Saturday at the Berkeley Rep, the Freight & Salvage and the University Club high atop Memorial Stadium. Dangerous ideas, challenging questions, laughter and amazing creativity, […]

8 Berkeley stories that made headlines this week

1. Always on call: Inside the Berkeley police dispatch center 2. It’s grape harvest time for Covenant, a kosher winery new to West Berkeley 3. Berkeley boy Andy Samberg gives back with a burger 4. Teen charged with the stabbing of 72-year old woman in Berkeley 5. Police ticket pedestrians for downtown traffic violations 6. Take your dog to dinner: It’s […]

Announcing: The Uncharted Ideas Festival 2014 program

Berkeleyside is excited to reveal the program for the second annual Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas. The festival takes place on Friday Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25 at the Berkeley Rep and the Freight & Salvage in downtown Berkeley, with a cocktail party in the middle at the University Club on top of the Cal Memorial […]

Uncharted Berkeley Ideas Festival: What’s it all about?

Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas is coming to downtown Berkeley on Oct. 24-25. You may have heard about Uncharted, either recently, or last year, when the inaugural festival was held to much acclaim. But what is an ideas festival? What happens there? Why should you come? Check out the snappy video above which was created to answer those questions, […]

Announcing Uncharted 2014: 2 days spent with the great thinkers of today to find out what’s coming tomorrow

Today, Berkeleyside announced the initial speaker line-up for Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas 2014. Among those headlining the festival are Nobel prizewinner Randy Schekman, Pulitzer Prize composer John Adams, marriage equality pioneers Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, social psychologist Claude Steele, author Adam Mansbach — as well as dozens of other “dangerous thinkers.” Uncharted, which […]

Big Screen Berkeley: ‘Borgman’, SF Int’l LGBT Film Festival

Most major studio productions -– heck, most films period — cleave to a formula. Though you may not be able to predict each specific plot development before it occurs, nine times out of ten you’ll be able to guess with some precision how the story will unfold: hero/heroine meets boy/girl, hero/heroine loses boy/girl, hero/heroine learns […]

The most important Berkeley stories of 2013

2013 was a significant year for Berkeley residents, and not only because of what happened inside the city’s boundaries. This was the year the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional and declined to consider the repeal of Prop 8 — two rulings that opened the way for gays to marry one […]

The Berkeley Wire: 10.02.13

Maira Kalman at Berkeley’s Paulson Bott Press (Paulson Bott Press) Generators brought in to power key campus buildings (UCB) Indigenous People’s Day: Berkeley pow wow (SF Chronicle) The best among four tea houses in Berkeley (Eating Berkeley) Mikhail Baryshnikov returning to Berkeley Rep (Mercury News) Federal cuts slow Berkeley Lab’s Richmond expansion (Richmond Confidential) Berkeley City […]

Berkeley to look at closing Domestic Partnership Registry

By Eli Wolfe Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of marriage equality in California, Berkeley Councilman Darryl Moore believes the city’s Domestic Partnership Registry should be closed down. The Domestic Partnership Registry affords everyone, be they in same-sex or heterosexual relationships, a place to have their relationships recognized by a government entity. A […]

Photos: Berkeley celebrates Pride in San Francisco

Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the 43rd San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade yesterday. Always a popular event, it was especially so this year coming just four days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage. Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, a Berkeley couple with four children, were […]